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Flooding in Park Ridge (CBS)

2011 Can Boast The Second-Wettest July In City’s History

Just one day after a deluge gave Chicago the wettest day in its history — for as far back as such records have been kept since 1871 — a morning storm made this month the second-wettest July in the past 120 years in the city’s recorded history.


Storm In Aurora

Flooding, Trees Down And Fires Reported In West Suburb

Emergency crews rescued a 70-year-old woman from a car when it became stuck in water in west suburban Aurora during this morning’s storm. Several others storm-related incidents were also reported and no one was injured.


Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Midwest Flooding Means Major Disruptions On Amtrak

Flooding in the Midwest this year has cost Amtrak in a big way.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Hurricane Ike

Illinois To Receive Federal Funds For Damage From Hurricane Ike

Some Illinois municipalities will soon get their share of federal money to help them recover from the damage done by the storm system that produced Hurricane Ike.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2011

Oak Lawn Flooding

Flood Threat Remains As More Storms Sweep In

Flood watches and warnings remain in effect across the Chicago area, a day after the region was hit with heavy rain that left basements and streets inundated.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

Roseland Flooding

Storms Leave Basements, Streets Flooded

The storms this morning have had many Chicago area residents dealing with serious flooding, particularly on the city’s South Side.



Storms, Flood Threat To Persist Throughout The Day

We finally have some relief from the sweltering heat this, but the downside is that the entire day will be awash in rain and thunderstorms, with a risk of flooding.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Tam O'Shanter golf course. (Credit: Niles Park District)

Popular Niles Golf Course Closed After Flooding

Anyone planning to play golf at the Tam O’Shanter golf course in Niles is going to have to make new plans.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

A city of Munster, Ind. employee monitors the level of the Little Calumet River. (CBS)

Northwest Ind. Braces For Potential Flooding

Munster, Ind. is trying to avoid a repeat of the flood of 2008, when the river rose over its bank, sending water straight into homes. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

More Rain Swamps Chicago Area After Severe Storms

More showers and thunderstorms soaked Chicago on Thursday, prompting more flood advisories and warnings.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

Des Plaines River Flooding

Officials Hope To Dodge Flooding In Lake County

Flood warnings are up in Lake County but the county’s emergency management agency says it’s not cause for concern for those along the Fox and Des Plaines rivers at this point.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Des Plaines River Flooding

Flood Threat Has River Grove Getting Ready

Living along a river – any river – means keeping your eye to the sky, and rain in the spring means the potential for your street to turn into a river. They know that all too well in River Grove.

CBS 2–04/27/2011

Fox River, Elgin

Endless Rain Brings Flooding To Many Areas

Sure enough, another inch of rain fell on the already-wet Chicago area Monday night and Tuesday morning, and widespread flooding has been reported.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Lincolnshire resident Efim Presman (CBS)

Residents On Alert In Flood-Prone Areas

Lincolnshire is among the communities on flood alert this week amid continuing rains. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole paid a visit.


Karen Flanagan of Elgin’s Office of Emergency Management (CBS)

Elgin Braces For Potential Flooding

April showers are generating frayed nerves in Elgin, which is on alert for potential flooding. CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman paid a visit.


Missouri Flooding

Lessons Learned After Floods In Mississippi River Towns

Downstate Illinois cities and towns along the Mississippi River are bracing for moderate to major flooding this season, but officials have learned lessons from the disaster in 2008.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

(Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images)

High Winds, Rain To Sweep Into Chicago Area

The beautiful weather last week and earlier this weekend is but a memory now, as blasting winds and bone-chilling rain settle on the area.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011


Severe Flooding Fears Along Mississippi River

Government forecasters say spring flooding is already beginning and the worst is yet to come. There’s a 95% chance of severe flooding up in Saint Paul, Minn.


A photo of the Villa Taj as it appears on a promotional website for the property.

Chicagoland’s ‘Most Expensive’ Mansion Flooded With 6 Million Gallons Of Water

One of the Chicago area’s most opulent mansions is now uninhabitable.


Broken Fire Hydrant

Truck Rips Out Bridgeport Fire Hydrant, Prompts Water Main Breaks

A trucker ran over a fire hydrant in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Tuesday, leading to several water main breaks, with water flowing into several streets and flooding some nearby basements.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011